Why Losing Weight's Like Running the Marathon in Your Head

Sandra Roycroft-Davis | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sandra Roycroft-Davis

Motivation is about a whole lot more than desire, willingness or enthusiasm. It comes from deep within the most powerful recesses of the mind and is at the root of much of what we do - or don't do - in our lives.

10 Things Highly Successful People Don't Do

Annie Ashdown | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

Over the years I have done extensive research, read endless authorised biographies, studied body language and carefully observed the communications skills of highly successful people. I learnt it wasn't about luck but about choosing the right attitude, taking action, changing behaviour, taking one step at a time, one goal, one priority at a time, a day at a time.

Is Your Life on Hold?

Bev James | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Bev James

It's easy to be swept along with the motions of life. You have an idea about what you want, but life events and circumstances sweep you up and time quickly moves on without your awareness. But how much do you have to let the waves of life drag you along?

Keep on Going!

Jessica McGregor Johnson | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica McGregor Johnson

Why do we give up? Because we think that if something has not yet happened by our time scale then it is not going to happen. We assume that when something is not yet alright it is never going to be.

Do We Have to Get It 100% Right?

Emily Maguire | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Emily Maguire

You know how it goes, it gets to Friday night after a very trying week and instead of the nice clean meal you had planned, you opt for the nearest take away and grab that bottle of wine. After you have eaten it you suddenly start to feel guilty and think that you have wrecked your diet. This then leads onto the thought that if you have already spoiled things then you may as well make a weekend of it.

Jedi Mind Trick Your Way to More Running Motivation

Chloe Brotheridge | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Brotheridge

Stuck in a running rut? In need of some get up and go? Maybe you're already a keen runner but want to take it to the next level. Harness 'The Force' within with these mind tricks for more running motivation.

What Sports Psychologists Can Teach the Ad Industry

Luke Morris | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK
Luke Morris

Racing at 90mph, head-first, down an artificially frozen hill with more twists and turns than Silverstone... with no steering... on a tray. It takes a special kind of person to take up the Skeleton, with a unique set of skills: split-second decision making, nerves of carbon-fiber and razor-sharp clarity of mind...

London Tube Strike: How To Complete Your Journey Without Killing Your Fellow Commuter

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

So you woke up hours early due to the tube strike, still didn't manage to get a seat on the bus, and when you did, you got shoved in the shoulder. ...

Rain? Boredom? Or the Half-Term Holiday? The Big Barrier to Keeping Fit (And How to Beat It)

Ben Whitmarsh | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Whitmarsh

Motivation is starting to ebb away, and many parents of schoolchildren probably share the latest obstacle to my ambition. With half term creeping up, we are due to go away on a family holiday, and all I can foresee is a week where my desire to stay in shape goes all wobbly.

The Madness of Forced Ranking

Dominic Irvine | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK
Dominic Irvine

Forced-ranking of employees means that all the employees within an organisation are compared or ranked against one another in order of performance. Then, using the statistical bell-curve specific numbers of employees are placed in categories ranging from: exceeds all expectations; exceeds expectations; meets expectations; partly meets expectations; fails to meet expectations.

Listen: The Best Fitness Songs Of 2014

The Huffington Post UK | Patricia Doma | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Having trouble staying motivated at the gym? Good, us too. After all diet and fitness aren't exactly the easiest things to stick to. Whenever the e...

Top 10 Ways to Avoid the Mistakes of 2013 | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

As the delight of Christmas begins to fade, our minds turn to 2014. Will we be bigger, brighter, and better in the New Year, or will we just repeat the same mistakes that plagued us in 2013? If you want to shake things up and have a wonderful 2014 take a look at these top 10 tips.

Who Dares Wins, in 2014

Joff Sharpe | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK
Joff Sharpe

Here's a more suggestion (as you bail the flood water out of your living room or look dejectedly out of the office window); how about running your organization like the SAS this year? Sounds risible? Forget the balaclavas and flash-bangs and think about making the following 10 promises in 2014.

How to Make Your New Year's Resolutions Work

Rebecca Allen | Posted 07.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Allen

Its your first day back at work after the Christmas holidays. Its cold, dark, and the lights of Christmas have been extinguished, it's a really long time to your next holiday, and you over-indulged during the holiday season to the point where your work trousers feel considerably tighter than they did a month ago.

Fine Tune Your Assertiveness Skills

Annie Ashdown | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

I was so afraid of conflict and when I did try to be assertive, I came across as being aggressive. However that's a long time ago before I mastered my communication skills and fine tuned my assertiveness skills.

Time for Fun Resolutions!

Jessica McGregor Johnson | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica McGregor Johnson

Have you made some resolutions? How many do you think you will keep? Not many? I have a theory about that. Most resolutions are about changing a habit, stopping or starting something. Trouble is that if we really wanted to do that then we probably already would be doing it.

2014 - A Good Year to Find Your Purpose

Chantelle Smith | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chantelle Smith

Firstly, it's fine if you don't have the answers yet. It really is all about the journey of discovering yourself (in the more spiritual sense of course). The part that I find heartbreaking, is to w

How to Stay on Track With Your 2014 resolutions | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Spending a little time really thinking about what you want and why is every bit as important as taking steps to making it happen. Always set goals that follow the SMART principle; make sure they are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-framed.

Twenty-Five Ways to Find Self-Acceptance

Annie Ashdown | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

OK, so be honest, do you accept yourself exactly as you are right now? Did you parents convey to you constantly that you were acceptable just as you were and that it was okay to make mistakes and get things wrong?

20 Most Inspirational Quotes by Highly Successful Women

Annie Ashdown | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

"Personal happiness lies in knowing that life is not a checklist of acquisition or achievement. Your qualifications are not your life."

Six Moderation Tips for a Healthy Holiday Season

Charli Cohen | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Charli Cohen

Everything in moderation, including moderation, right? So often bandied about as the 'top tip' for surviving the Holiday Season, yet so rarely accompanied by useful advice on HOW exactly to 'moderate'.

Are We at Our Richest at University?

James Saward-Anderson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
James Saward-Anderson

Yes I said it... Students are rich. You may be surviving of Pot Noodles and collecting pennies from street corners to pay for the electricity but do not feel ashamed because you have lots of time available and time is one of the most valuable assets on Earth.

Teambuilding Events - Doing the Right Thing

Dominic Irvine | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Dominic Irvine

Over the years, we've worked with many, many teams - some of whom we were very thankful we not to have been a team member. More positively, other teams were so good we learnt more from them than any value we delivered...

How to Find Your Miracle - in Just Two Simple Steps

Liberty Forrest | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

Do you need a miracle? Have you been waiting for that golden opportunity, that one big break that would finally change your life? Do you have an image in your head about how it will look, the route it will take, and what it will mean for your life when finally, it lands on your doorstep? By no means have I learned all there is to know. On the contrary, the more I learn, the less I know.

Battling Temptation With Music Motivation

Dr Alexandra Lamont | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Alexandra Lamont

It has been suggested that there are seven different ways that music makes people feel things. Some of these are very immediate and common to all, like the brainstem response to sound, the potential for synchronising activity to the rhythms of music, or the emotional contagion of the emotions expressed in the music.